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Am J Health Behav. 2012 Jan;36(1):20-30.

Classes of depression, anxiety, and functioning in acute coronary syndrome patients.

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Dissemination and Implementation Unit, Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts School ofMedicine, Worcester MA, USA. mayratismi@gmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To describe change in subgroups characterized by patterns of depression, anxiety, and functional impairment; examine treatment effects on subgroup membership; examine effects of sex and age on subgroup membership.

METHODS:

Latent class models were used to meet the first 2 objectives using 79 patients with depression/anxiety. Generalized estimating equations were used to meet the third objective.

RESULTS:

Three subgroups characterized by different combinations of psychiatric disorders and functioning were identified. Patients who received treatment were more likely to transition to a less impaired subgroup.

CONCLUSIONS:

Unique information about holistic treatment effects can be gained when multiple outcomes are considered simultaneously.

PMID:
22251780
PMCID:
PMC3704170
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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